January Offering at OST: Art and Prayer: Collage and Visio Divina

Oblate School of Theology

Thursdays, Jan 6 – Feb 24 | 1:00PM – 3:00PM Central Time | ONLINE EVENT VIA ZOOM

Published on the website of Oblate School of Theology

Spiritual Direction Through Creativity

This collage class series allows you the opportunity to go inward through meditation / contemplation and create on paper the (life, growth, passion, focus, heart) that your own inner guidance and the Holy within wants to reveal to you. From this experience, you can release what is holding you back from moving forward in your life, and then see the clues and hints from your inner wisdom to take new creative steps in our lives. These classes also benefit those who have shut down their creativity (whether it be another creative outlet like writing, music, etc.)…collage and meditation opens up you for you, in a safe and supportive way. Writers and poets welcome! Each week, Tina will include a handout via e-mail with writing prompts that may support you during the week, based on the initial themes given. Gather a few materials that call to you each week (see supply list below). Your inner guidance is the most important part, so listening for what bubbles up in you always takes precedence. No ART EXPERIENCE needed. If you feel the nudge, join us and see where your inner journey takes you. Limited slots available.

Feature Image: Texas Sunset Near the Gulf Coast, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, by Tina Karagulian, http://www.tinakaragulian.com

“I did the collage after an intense week at a spiritual retreat. My completed collage revealed a new perspective on where I was and what I wanted from this new place…for creating the vision of my life.  Tina makes it safe to dive in and see what wants to be revealed. If you are ready for a loving, transformation then come to one of Tina’s collage workshops.”  ~Susan P.

Class Dates

All classes will take place on Thursday afternoons, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Central Time, ONLINE via Zoom. Below are themes that will be explored:

Week 1 January 6 Touch
Week 2 January 13 Body Wisdom: Gut & Goosebumps
Week 3 January 20 Judgment & Discernment
Week 4 January 27 Triggers & Blessings
Week 5 February 3 Settling & Soul Serving
Week 6 February 10 Forgiveness & Boundaries
Week 7 February 17 Risking & Receiving
Week 8 February 24 Sacred Heart

“Very grateful for Tina’s 8-week creativity/meditation workshop, which helped me tremendously. I healed trauma that I  didn’t even realize I still had, and I opened up some creativity flows.”  ~Sefirah

Class Supply List

  • magazines (6-8 everyday ones you have, and 6-8 gardening, landscape, earth imagery, and multicultural magazines such as National Geographic, spiritual magazines such as The Sun. Find ones that truly speak to your heart and soul)
  • old calendars with photographs of places on earth
  • 6 gluesticks
  • scissors
  • color markers, colored pens/pencils, and/or crayons
  • colored tissue paper (all colors of the rainbow in one pack)
  • paint chips from home improvement stores (select the colors that speak to you)
  • blank paper (8 1/2 x 11 size)
  • masking tape (to create larger paper from four 8 1/2 x 11 papers)
  • heart and milagro images, printed from online websites
  • anything that inspires you to put on a collage

Begin gathering before class begins and between weekly sessions.


  • photocopies of photographs, of family members or yourself that speak to you
  • maps
  • dried flowers, leaves
  • anything not listed here that inspires you


Tina Karagulian absolutely loves to support the awakening of your soul wisdom. For over 30 years, clients report experiencing inner peace, increased health and vitality, connection to their inner truth, and awakened creativity in a safe and inviting space. She is an artist, spiritual director, and Kundalini yoga instructor, and received a Masters in Social Work degree from Boston University, and a Spiritual Direction certificate from Direction Ministries. Tina has been a facilitator and spiritual director at the Summer Institute, women’s retreats, and the Forest Dwelling Program at Oblate School of Theology, offering collage and poetry as spiritual direction tools to go inward and connect to the Holy guidance within. She is the author of the memoir It Is Time and contemplative books of poetry New Skin: Poetry and Prayers, and Under the Papaya Tree: A Book of Love Poems, and Inner and Outer Space: Paintings and Poetry. She offers you the opportunity to release the mind and life stories and enter more deeply into the peace of your sacred heart, through creativity, meditation, and music. Tina Karagulian offers sound healing gatherings with heart gong and crystal bowl; Kundalini yoga sets; collage & creativity studio classes; retreat experiences; and intuitive painting commissions to support your soul’s transformation. For more information, visit http://www.tinakaragulian.com

Photograph of Tina Karagulian by Victoria Trevino

Registration Fee: $120 (fee includes cost for entire 8-week series)

Please note: We will send you a Zoom link and login instructions via email approximately one week before the series begins.

For information or to register by phone, contact Associate Registrar, Victoria Rodriguez, at vrodriguez@ost.edu or (210) 341-1366 EXT 240.

Continuing Education events are free* to all enrolled OST students. All other students, 50% off with student ID. To receive discount, register with Associate Registrar, Victoria Rodriguez, at vrodriguez@ost.edu or (210) 341-1366 EXT 240. *Does not apply to meals and lodging.

All refunds subject to 10% processing fee.